CDe Vaile Collection On Saturday, May 23, 1903 ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE .:,. . LIBRARY OF THE John G. Johnson Collection CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2013 http://archive.org/details/frenchighlOOchri OF THE \ /- ' l r , ,<<'-" Highly Important collection OF FRENCH PICTURES OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AND PICTURES & DRAWINGS OF THE EIKiLISH SCHOOL OF REGINALD VAILE, ESQ. Who has given up his London Residence, The Priory; Drayton Gardens, S.W. : WHICH MM be Solo bs auction b£ Messrs. CHRISTIE, MANSON & WOODS AT THEIR GREAT ROOMS 8 KING STREET, ST. JAMES'S SQUARE On SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1903 AT ONE O'CLOCK PRECISELY May be viewed Three Days preceding, and Catalogues had, at Messrs. Christie, Manson and Woods' Offices, 8 King Street, St. James's Square, S. W. Catalogues with Twenty Illustrations, Price One Guinea. CONDITIONS OF SALE. I. THE highest Bidder to be the Buyer ; and if any dispute arise between two or more Bidders, the Lot so in dispute shall be immediately put up again and re-sold. II. No person to advance less than Is. ; above Five Bounds, 5s. ; and so on in proportion. III. In the case of Lots upon which there is a reserve, the Auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the Seller. IV. The Purchasers to give in their Karnes and Places of Abode, and to pay down 5s. in the pound, or more, in part of payment or the whole of the Purchase-Money, if required; in default of which, the Lot or Lots so purchased to be immediately put up again and re -sold. V. The Lots to be taken away and paid for, whether genuine and authentic or not, with all faults and errors of description, at the Buyer's expense and risk, within Two Days from the Sale ; Messrs. Chbistie Manson and "Woods not being responsible for the correct description, genuineness, or authenticity of, or any fault or defect in, any Lot, and making no warranty whatever. VI. To prevent inaccuracy in delivery, and inconvenience in the settlement of the Purchases, no Lot can on any account be removed during the time of Sale ; and the remainder of the Purchase-Money must absolutely be paid on the delivery. A T II. Upon failure of complying with the alcove Conditions, the Money deposited in part of payment shall be forfeited; all Lots un- cleared within the time aforesaid shall 1 e re-sold by public or private Sale, and the, deficiency (if any) attending such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulter at this Sale. CATALOGUE. Oa SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1903, AT ONE O CLOCK PRECISELY. DRAWINGS. D. G. EOSSETTI, 1871. 1 La Pia ^» 8+ in. by 11 in. /M D. G. EOSSETTI. 2 Study of a Female Head, for " Michael Scott's Wooing," ft ** /? >» a 'work never painted — red chalk /* #** ,„.,„„. op— D. G. EOSSETTI. 3 LlLITH /A~~fi And still she sits, young while the earth is old, * • And, subtly of herself contemplative, Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave, Till heart and body and life are in its hold Sonnet lxxviii. Pastel — 38 in. by 33 in. <^^^^Whx^£*^ F. WALKEE, A.E.A. 4 The Woman in White — black and white 4^2- f~.Z This drawing was done in 1871 as a poster for Wilkie Collins^ dramatised novel. A woodcut was made from it by Mr. Hooper, to whom the artist wrote at the time : " I am bent on doing all I can, with a first attempt at what I consider might develop into a most important branch of art " 85 in. by 51 in. Exhibited at the Dudley Gallery, 1872 PICTURES. ENGLISH SCHOOL. G. CHAMBEES. 5 Off Margate U KJhV 1V.1AKUATE SJ « Exhibited at the Guildhall 1897 / G. CHAMBEES. 6 Off Whitby 11 in. by 17i in. /] . J. CONSTABLE, E.A. 7 Dredgers on the Medway, at Aylesford, Kent J0ft ^ , — On panel — 9f in. by 13f in. J. CONSTABLE, E.A. 8 Stonehenge 7 On panel— 1 in. by 10£ in. /$ * & Engraved by D. Lucas CU'C**** 12 J. CONSTABLE, RA. 9 Near Dedham, Essex v A/A^^/^r On panel — 6 in. by 8 in. S x. /f/f J. S. COTMAN. 10 FBUIT-BOATS ON THE LAGOONS, VENICE V <* //7~~~£/ 9 * **■ by 14 * w - J. B. PYNE. 11 Afternoon near the Lago di Lugano NOON NEAR THE LiAGO DI \bUGANO Sj G. BOMNEY. 12 CUPID AND PSYCHE ^. 50 in. by 40 in. / From the Collection of W. J. Long, Esq., 1890 See Illustration G. BOMNEY. 13 A Mother and Child 44 in. by 62 in. y , . y -p. ±i in. oy dz zrc. ^/ * • ■ * From the Collection of Miss Bomney, 1894 G. BOMNEY. 14 Study for the Head of Nature in the Picture of " The >>>• ^ Infant Shakspeare" ; and Tbe Engraving of Tbe Infant Sbakspeare, by Benjamin Smith 2 17 in. by 18 in. From the Collection of Miss Bomney, 1894 D. G. ROSSETTI. 15 VERONICA VERONESE japs-*& Se penchant vivement, la Veronica jeta les premieres notes sur la feuille vierge. Ensuite elle prit l'archet du violon pour re'aliser son reve : mais avant de de'crocher l'instruinent suspendu, elle resta quelques instants immobile en ecoutant l'oiseau inspirateur, pen- dant que sa main gauche errait sur les cordes cherchant le motif supreme encore e'loigne'. C'e'tait le mariage des voix de la nature et de l'ame — l'aube d'une creation mystique — hcttres de Girolanio Ridolfi Three-quarter figure of a female, in green dress, seated at a sort of cabinet, touching the strings of a violin with her left hand, and holding a bow in her right ; a canary in a cage behind her Signed, D.G.R., and dated 1872 43 in. by 35 in. Exhibited at Burlington House, 1883 From the Collection of F. B. Leyland, Esq., 1892 From the Collection of J. Buston, Esq., 1898 See Illustration J. SYERV 16 A Mountainous River Scene, with wood-cutters J0. /f* 43 m - by U m - J*~r*46^< E. WILLIAMS. / 17 The Rising Storm A river scene, with rustic bridge, figures and ducks 15 in. by 27 in. Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1897 j/- f j* f JOCK WILSON 18 Sunrise after a Storm 17| in. by 30 in. •C ^-t^C 15 V 1 d * - •* fj ' SL . -% CO 1 J. J. WILSON. 19 A Fresh Breeze 15 in. by 26| in. /J/-rr& DUTCH SCHOOL. J. D. DE HEEM. 20 A Basket op Fruit and Dead Game on a Table 37* in. by 4U in. FRENCH SCHOOL. 21 Portrait op a Lady, in wbite dress witb blue robe, seated on /Jf '/<C<? ba 3 8 k i M . by 30 in. ^£AJl<fa££4- 22 A Girl, in wbite dress witb grey bat, leaning upon ber elbow 1 ^— Oval — 23 in. by 19 in. F BOUCHER 23 DIANA EEPOSING Tbe scene is a forest glade, wbere the fair Diana is /& ' V\ & resting after tbe exertions of tbe chase. One of her Nymphs attends her, and her bow and quiver of arrows hang on a branch close by 29 in. by 38 in. Signed, and dated 1748 Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 Sec Illustration &y- F. BOUCHEE. 24 The Triumph of Amphitrite Oval — 39 in. by 56 in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 J. S. CHAEDIN. 25 LE CHATEAU DE CAETES The figure of, a youth seated at a table facing the right, '/ ' (/ * CsZ & amusing himself building a castle with playing-cards 25 in. by 34 in. Exhibited in the Salon in 1741, under the title of " Le Fils de M. Le Noir s' Amusant a faire cles Chateaux de Cartes " Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 26 J. S. CHAEDIN. The Young Princesses Two little girls playing with a dog and some cards on the floor of a rich apartment ; an attendant in red gown is joining in the game 281 in. by 23J in, Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 BeproducedinA. G. Temple's 'Examples of French Art' 27 Mi J. S. CHAEDIN. Still Life Two eggs, a roll of bread, a pewter dish, a flagon, and bottle of wine, with a glass half-full of red wine, arranged on a wooden shelf 14i in. by 18 in. Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgoio, 1902 2/ov F. H. DEOUAIS. 28 POETEAIT OF MADAME DU BAEEY, in light blue dress, with blue ribbon in her powdered hair, holding up a wreath of flowers in her hands ' ^T^ Oval— 27 in. by 22 in. From the Collection of the Comtesse de Miranda Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 See Illustration tt£ J. H. FEAGONAED. 29 LE BAISEE GAGNE The interior of a rustic room, in which a youth, in pale *^y<^ , blue jacket and straw hat, is endeavouring to snatch the stake of the game of cards, a kiss, from a young girl in pink and yellow dress, who resists his efforts, in spite of the girlfriend, who apparently is on the young man's side : she holds both the hands of the lover, who consequently cannot free herself 21 in. by 25 in. From the Collection of Monsieur de Breteuil, Paris, 1785 From the Collection of Monsieur de Chamgrand, Paris, 1787 From the Collection of Dr. Aussant, Paris, 1864 Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgcnv, 1902 - " Vide ' L'Art du XVIIP Siecle — Fragonard,' Goncourt, p. 333 M. GEEAED. 30 The Young Mothee A young lady in white satin skirt and pink bodice, tS ;£- * (O . Gf holding a child in her arms. In the background the •andmother is prep Yl\ in. by 14|- in. gow, 1902 £ 5 grandmother is preparing the child's cradle J? Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 10 J. B. GREUZE. 31 THE UNHAPPY FAMILY J/6~trZ A squalid interior, showing misery and poverty brought upon innocent heads by a drunken husband and father. The man has just entered in a state of intoxication ; the mother with her children are expostulating with and upbraiding him. The poor half-starved dog seems to join in their protest. The face of the unnatural father is painted from that of Greuze himself 28 in. by 37 in. From the Collection of M. Georges Gramont Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1905 See Illustration J. B. GREUZE. 32 THE TWO SISTERS jjf/srz The scene is the interior of a cottage, where a humbly- clad peasant-girl, in a striped gown, seated beside her father, is being held by him at arm's length from her gaily-dressed sister, who has just entered, and who, be- decked with large pearls and other ornaments, is holding out to her indignant parent a purse of gold in the hope of thereby appeasing him. The book of the play she carries in her hand is suggestive of her having fled from home to go upon the stage 23 in. by 28| in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 A Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 /O /T^^f S*,* 35 11 J. B. GEEUZE. 33 Adoration Head of a girl in niauve dress, with blue ribbon in her hair Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 ^^^^■^^ &4> J. B. GEEUZE. 34 The Beggar-Boy, standing, in grey coat, with his arms folded */£" <? Oval— 25 in. by 20 J in. t Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 a Exhibited at Glasgoiv, 1902 /& / * L^ J. B. huet. 35 A PASTOEAL \y 2 * ,//>> "7 The landscape is heat of summer, ar bathed in warm mist, suggestive of the ind is occupied by a shepherd who re- clines against a tree, and around are the sheep he is guarding and his shepherd's dog <v£-^£^C 32 in. by 28 in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 Reproduced in A. G. Temple's ' Examples of French Art ' See Illustration 12 E. ISABEY. The Eeturn to Pout : Honfleur On panel — 16J in. by 24|- in. Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1898 Engraved by David Lucas J^£J~- S7Z N. LANCRET. 37 STROLLING MUSICIANS A lady and a gentleman, with castanets, dancing in the foreground ; a musician, seated, playing a hurdy-gurdy ; two lovers under a tree on the left 28 in. by 34 in. Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 See Illustration N. LANCRET. 38 FIND THE HANDKERCHIEF ^ //^" /Z ^^ e g ame °f hide-the-handkerchief is not being played fairly by the little maiden on the right, who, in her red and black striped skirt and blue bodice, is stealing a glance through her fingers, which the youth in pale pink has detected as he is about to hide the handkerchief with three mischievous little girls on the left. The scene is in a park, and the background is simply foliage and clouded sk\ Oval — 24 in. by 21 in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 /l~S Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 See Illustration 00 38 41 40 39 13 N. LANCEET. 39 THE SEE-SAW fa? A youth, seated on the upper end of a see-saw — a plank ' &\ Gfaid over a fallen tree-trunk — is throwing up his arms ; he is dressed in a rich costume of striped satin. On the other end of the plank is seated a girl, in a shepherdess costume, and another youth Oval — 24 in. by 21 in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 — n Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 //" — Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 See Illustration N. DE LAEGILLIEEE. 40 POETEAIT OF MONSIEUE DE NOIEMONT, in rich «— v ellow dress embroidered with gold, a crimson cloak thrown **• over his right shoulder, powdered wig ; on a terrace, with his right arm resting on a column ; three-quarter length 54 in. by 42 in. Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 See Illustration C'^*-' m N. DE LAEGILLIEEE. 41 POETEAIT OP MADAME DE NOIEMONT, m white satin dress with cloak of leopard-skin ; she is seated on ♦ /v^ @> bank holding a partridge and a pheasant ; her powdered hair is adorned with a crescent and other jewels ; three- quarter length 54 in. by 42 in. Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 See Illustration rX J^^Cc^C^<>^t^y^ 14 N. DE LAEGILLIEEE. 42 Portrait of the Marquise de Vandernesse, a lady of the / Court of Louis XIV. In pink dress, with yellow robe, /jn Zirt '/ ~~^£/ standing on a terrace with a basket of flowers. A Sphinx on a pedestal in the background 50 in. by 38 in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgoic, 1902 P^/zC*^<> MADAME VIGEE LE BEUN. 43 Portrait op the Artist's Daughter, in red dress, with red ^ s+ j^ "-^ ribbons in her hair / /' Pastel— 11 m. by 13 in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 Jff C. VAN LOO. 44 Portrait of a Lady, in orange dress, with yellow cloak /* — -jr lined with fur ; her right arm is resting on a pedestal, on ' which is a vase of flowers 40 in. by 38 in. From the Collection of Madame de Vemejoulles Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at G-lasgoiv, 1902 46 fa. I, .— _*. -w'" 45 15 J. B. VAN LOO. 45 PORTRAIT OF MADAME FAVART, the Brilliant Actress op the Opera Comique, in pink and white jy/A/ If , /v. ^/striped satin dress, with blue mantle lined with ermine ; a / / / pink ribbon tied round her neck, and a turban with jewel on her head ; her left arm resting on a table, and her right hand holding a mask 32 in. by 25 in. From the Collection of Madame de Vallombreuse Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 See Illustration £%. — 7>-t^ O J. M. NATTIER. 46 PORTRAIT OF THE COMTESSE DE NEUBOURG — ^AND HER DAUGHTER The Comtesse de Neubourg in white bodice and pale yellow skirt, with light blue drapery thrown over her left shoulder, covering her knees, is seated at her toilet-table arranging an ornament of feathers and flowers for the head of her daughter, who, in white bodice with yellow drapery, stands at her mother's side, holding a casket of jewels in her hand. Both ladies have powdered hair, with ribbons and jewels. Curtain and architectural background 58 in. by 44 in. Signed, and dated 1749 Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 See Illustration 16 J. B. PATEE. 47 PLEASUEES OF THE COUNTKY 9/0V ■ *~^ A composition of twenty-seven figures, eleven in the foreground and sixteen interspersed among the trees a little distance away. The central figure is in white satin, with blue bows, and with rose-coloured drapery falling at her left side. Her companions of either sex around her, are clothed in a light gay attire, and engaged in idle pastime, music and conversation. Tall and graceful trees occupy the background on the right, and open landscape on the left 35 in. by 44 in. From the Collection of the Abbe de Mannville From the Collection of Monsieur Bernstein, Paris Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 Reproduced in A. G. Temple's' Examples of French Art ' See Illustration *7 J. B. PATEE. /fa-fr* 48 FETE GALANTE Some ladies with their attendant cavaliers are dancing in a park to the music of a shepherd's pipes ; a girl and her lover dressed as shepherd and shepherdess are looking / 21 in. by 26 in. ^^ /^ Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 ^D r Exhibited at Glasgoto, 1902 17 J. B. PATEE. 49 Le Maki Cocu et Battu : an illustration to ' La Fontaine It represents a husband, who suspected his wife, having /y^7 • fr Gf gone to meet her supposed lover, dressed in her clothes. This gallant falls upon him and beats him, while the wife observes the scene from the balcony of the house 17 in. by 21 in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 Engraved by Fillceuil •* A. PESNE. 50 POETEAIT OE THE PEINCESSE DE COUSLANDE- GEAFT , v In costume of a palmer, holding a staff in her right hand, and a small dog with her left ; landscape background 32 in. by 25 in. From the Collection of M. de Capremond, of Eoanne Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 C. F. LETELLIEE. 51 Interior of a Vault, with a girl scouring a pan, her sister carrying a pail ; two children by a table in the background, ' X}f - '-^utensils on the floor On panel — 11 £ in. by 17i in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 46 L. TOCQUE. 52 PORTRAIT OF A LADY, in white muslin dress with mauve sash, flowers in her hair ; seated scattering flowers with /$/ ' ^T^ her hands 35J in. by 28 in. From the Collection of Baron de Beurnonville From the Collection of Madame Louis Stern Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 See Illustration L. E. TRINQTJESSE. 53 Le Serment d'Amour A wooded glade down which two couples are hurrying towards a stone pillar, on which is set a kneeling statue of Cupid ; the lady in the foremost couple is calling to witness the vow she makes, while the one following is shielding her eyes from the god which her hurrying footsteps have just brought into sight Oval — 25 in. by 20 in. Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 Reproduced in A. G. Temple's 'Examples of French Art ' 52 5 4 19 A. VESTIER. 54 PORTRAIT OF A LADY, in white dress with muslin sleeves, and heliotrope bows ; a bunch of flowers in her hair tied y^X^/ with a ribbon ; her right arm resting on a pedestal, holding a bunch of flowers Oval — 35 in. by 28 in. From the Collection of Comte de Bryas, Paris Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgoiv, 1902 See Illustration J23/-rv A. WATTEAU. 55 Portrait of Mademoiselle Harenger, sister of the Abbe Harenger, a great personal friend of the artist. In mauve dress, holding a palette and brush 24 in. by 20 in. From the Collection of Madame Cottini, Paris Exhibited at Sheffield, 1901 Exhibited at Glasgow, 1902 20 F. BOUCHER. 56 THE FORTUNE-TELLER This beautiful example of Boucher's decorative art shows a young girl reclining on the grass at the base of a statue, with garments about her in rich folds of blue, yellow and white, and gracefully holding a rose. As her eyes fall in thoughtfulness at what she is hearing, the fortune-teller, with long red robe, bends over her, whisper- ing words into her ear, which may well be interpreted by the two circling figures in the air above, one of whom is threatening her with his amorous dart. The disposition of these two little nude figures among the stately trees is admirable. The foreground is somewhat in shadow; but on the part where the light falls apples and grapes have been thrown 124 in. by 72f in. From the Collection of the Marquis de Ganay From the Collection of Madame Bidgway Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 See Illustration Jfy/iT trz< . 56 57 21 F. BOUCHER 57 THE LOVE MESSAGE Here a party of four ladies and a youth are gathered on the banks of a stream, in which the youth, in scarlet costume and broad-brimmed hat, has been fishing. The interest of the moment is the sending away of a dove, the bearer of a message, which the two on the right are holding, and are evidently in doubt as to the wisdom of despatching it. The two other ladies, one seated with a basket of fruit and flowers on her arm, and the other in light brown costume, and holding a basket of grasses, seem equally concerned in the enterprise. The background on the right consists of slender stems of trees in full foliage, and a dwarfed pillar on which stands a massive vase full of blossoming flowers. On the left there is an expanse of softly clouded blue sky 123f in. by 73* in. From the Collection of the Marquis de Ganay From the Collection of Madame Bidgway Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 See Illustration 22 P. BOUCHEE. 58 LOVE'S OPPEEING Here a popular theme of the French painters of the period is treated in a very charming way by this painter. Led by the figure of Love, the two with their offering of flowers have come to place them at the shrine of Cupid around which rose-bushes profusely grow. Dressed in pale blue and white, with narrow blue ribbons about their waists and wrists, and barefooted, the two have ar- rived at the shrine, when the still romantic time of evening is coming on, and the clouds are just being touched with gleams of sunset 123$ in. by 72 in. From the Collection of the Ma/rqms cle Gana/y From the Collection of Madame Bidgway Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 See Illustration 68 59 23 F. BOUCHER 59 EVENING Here a shepherdess, at fall of day, is seated by a little stream, asleep, a narrow ribbon circling her wrist and attached to a sheep-dog. She wears a blue gown and white bodice trimmed with pink, and her straw hat lies beside her. A youth, with loose red coat, has come stealthily near, and is touching the girl's cheek with a straw. The leafage above is specially well delineated by Boucher, the high overhanging branches coming harmoniously across the deep of the evening sky 124 in. by 71f in. Signed, and dated 1757 From the. Collection of the Marquis de Ganay From the Collection of Madame Bidgway Exhibited at the Guildhall, 1902 See Illustration Jzs-tk^ FINIS London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Great Windmill Street. W., and Duke Street, Slamford Streel, S.E.